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Island Report 15 Mar 2013 15:25

John, you 'just picked on one detail' of what I posted so stop lording it over others.

150 quid? Don't be silly.


AnninGlos Report 15 Mar 2013 15:39

Reading through this thread which asked a specific question, we now know why Genes normally lock their threads :-D


Joeva Report 15 Mar 2013 16:56

£150.00 as John suggested is too much ?

Reading the current subscriptions for Platinum it is £159.36 per year on GR :-S


JustJohn Report 15 Mar 2013 17:15

Joeva. I think it is right to charge a lot of money for free access to all records - if records are a bit different to competitors. I just agree with Island that pricing needs to be clear and fair.

If it was £150, that means we could subscribe to 3 major sites at top level for just over £400 pa. When I started doing genealogy, I was spending more than that on petrol alone to get to record offices and graveyards. :-)


Joeva Report 15 Mar 2013 17:25

Did you read my post correctly John, I was pointing out that the Platinum subscription ion GR is already more than the £150.00 in your suggested costs. :-S


jax Report 15 Mar 2013 17:29

A years Platinum is £80 plus extra for newpapers, parish records ect

I have full FMP for just under £100 a year which is adding new stuff all the time at no extra cost

World wide Ancestry for £125 and again new records added on a regular basis

My Suggestion for names
Free (Tree and boards)

Basic (as per platinum now)

Full (to include all records)


JustJohn Report 15 Mar 2013 17:35

Joeva. Yes, I fully understood your point. I was just agreeing with Island's point about huge variation of costs. As can be seen from Jax's post. I am paying a lot lot more than her for worldwide A....y, for example. :-S And she is paying half price for Platinum, it appears. Very confusing :-S


Joeva Report 15 Mar 2013 17:42

Apologies to John, I misread the subscription charge for Platinum earlier.

£159.36 is the sum to be saved if subscribed for one year rather than on a monthly plan of £19.95 per month.


jax Report 15 Mar 2013 17:54

John I got 20% discount with Ancestry and FMP 10% discount

I do not have platinum infact I did'nt pay for my standard sub I have at the moment it was a free month they gave me a couple of weeks ago...when it expires on the 25th I will probably leave this site as they now want me to pay £12 for 6 months...where as 3 weeks ago it was £7.98 ish


JustJohn Report 15 Mar 2013 17:55

The is currently £120 and Worldwide is £155. I expect they will increase a lot between now and 2018. Think I remember having to buy vouchers to access some sites on A...y even though I subscribed at highest level

So I don't think £150 fixed for 5 years is so daft a suggestion for "Access all Areas" - if areas are a bit more exciting than now :-) But pricing does need to be clear and not the confusing mess it is now.


J Report 15 Mar 2013 19:00

There are other sighs that offer so much more and as such are better value for money.

This sight does not seem to work as well as it used too.


J Report 15 Mar 2013 19:01

Sorry folks predictive text !


eRRolSheep Report 15 Mar 2013 19:01

Might I suggest that this thread is about names rather than costs.
I am sure the GR team don't wish to wade through whimsical posts about how much should be charged John


JustJohn Report 15 Mar 2013 19:28

Errol. With respect, I was the one who made a suggestion about names and tried to bring thread back on track. And I was not the one who mentioned costs first. Please be fair and inclusive if you want to criticise - not just carp at me.

What package names have you suggested?


eRRolSheep Report 15 Mar 2013 19:37

I do believe I made a suggestion in the first response to the OP.
And, John, you were the first to actually start suggesting figures for what should be charged.
(unless you have changed your post of course)
This thread really should be left purely to suggestions for names.


JustJohn Report 15 Mar 2013 19:48

Errol. Post at 1031 introduced off-topic costs. It was not my post.

Did not realise that your suggestion and next one were to be seriously considered. But "haves" and "have nots" might be catchier than "rip off". Benefit of having your own private brainstorm, I suppose.

Totally agree we should answer thread for package name ideas.


eRRolSheep Report 15 Mar 2013 20:01

That post suggested a description of fees that's all - the thread is not asking for "experts" to actually suggest what is charged.
I am not sure what you mean by "private brainstorm" but still.
Some decent "outside the box" suggestions would be good - maybe even genealogy based.


JustJohn Report 15 Mar 2013 20:06

If four basic packages, could be Baby, Child, Parent, Grandparent.

That would be genealogical and all basic members would then be classified as children :-)


eRRolSheep Report 15 Mar 2013 20:20

That term probably applies to more than that lol

Carol 430181

Carol 430181 Report 15 Mar 2013 20:35

Oh my goodness, as I said several months ago 'who is this John'

Carol :-\ :-\ :-| :-|